noway at nohow.demon.co.uk
Sat Aug 17 16:11:43 BST 2002
On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Josef Karthauser wrote:
> Which driver does NetBSD use? I've recently ported some usb serial
> drivers to -stable, but there are a few more that haven't been ported to
> -current yet. Is it one of these?
To those that responded to my email many thanks for the pointers. After
some more searching I found a supplier (www.simply.co.uk) that stocked one
of the devices listed in the uplcom man page, an ATEN UC-232A. It took a
bit of fiddling to get it to work so here is a summary of what I did.
Starting with a system that already had USB configured.
1) Upgrade to the latest STABLE (I think the ucom stuff is quite recent)
2) Add the following to the kernel config and make a new kernel:
NB. modules exist so you could kldload them instead.
3) Make the devices
My system has two USB controllers (the MAKEDEV usb1 makes usb0 and usb1)
4) Enabled usbd in rc.conf
It then worked. I just plug in the ATEN and start my serial programs with
/dev/ucom as the serial device. Unfortunately VMware seems unable to use
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